Cantor Fitzgerald set a $27.00 price objective on Spero Therapeutics (NASDAQ:SPRO) in a report published on Thursday. The brokerage currently has a buy rating on the stock.
Several other research analysts have also issued reports on SPRO. Oppenheimer set a $30.00 target price on Spero Therapeutics and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Monday, December 18th. Zacks Investment Research raised Spero Therapeutics from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $14.00 target price for the company in a research report on Tuesday, January 30th. Finally, ValuEngine raised Spero Therapeutics from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of $24.25.
Shares of NASDAQ:SPRO opened at $15.49 on Thursday. Spero Therapeutics has a 52-week low of $9.66 and a 52-week high of $19.00. The company has a market capitalization of $256.49 and a PE ratio of -0.87.
Spero Therapeutics (NASDAQ:SPRO) last announced its earnings results on Monday, April 2nd. The company reported ($1.59) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of ($1.77) by $0.18. The firm had revenue of $0.99 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $0.40 million. research analysts expect that Spero Therapeutics will post -4.94 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
Several large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC bought a new position in shares of Spero Therapeutics in the 4th quarter worth approximately $103,000. California State Teachers Retirement System bought a new position in Spero Therapeutics during the 4th quarter valued at approximately $112,000. Dean Capital Investments Management LLC bought a new position in Spero Therapeutics during the 4th quarter valued at approximately $118,000. Deutsche Bank AG bought a new position in Spero Therapeutics during the 4th quarter valued at approximately $155,000. Finally, California Public Employees Retirement System bought a new position in Spero Therapeutics during the 4th quarter valued at approximately $294,000. 46.28% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.
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About Spero Therapeutics
Spero Therapeutics, Inc, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, focuses on identifying, developing, and commercializing novel treatments for multi-drug resistant (MDR) bacterial infections in the United States. It is developing SPR994, an oral carbapenem-class antibiotic for use in adults to treat MDR gram-negative infections; SPR741 that has completed Phase I clinical trial to treat MDR gram-negative infections in the hospital setting; SPR206, an agent that is in preclinical development stage to disrupt the outer membrane of gram-negative bacteria; and SPR720, an oral antibiotic that is in preclinical development stage for the treatment of pulmonary non-tuberculous mycobacterial infections.
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